About Us

Cloud 9 Adventures is ready to help you meet your goals.  We pride ourselves in providing student-centered learning for all levels and abilities of paddlers. Whether it is your first time paddling or you want a refresher, if you are looking at paddling for health and fitness, or looking to refine your skills in more dynamic environments, we have something for everyone. Check out our instructors below:

Jarrod Gunn McQuillan

Jarrod Gunn McQuillan is the owner/operator of Cloud 9 Adventures and lives in Morell, PEI with his wife Heather, and their two children Finlay and Emma.  Cloud 9 Adventures focuses on offering high quality sea kayak coaching and instruction to all levels and abilities.  Jarrod loves the opportunity to introduce kayaking to first time paddlers, as well as work with individuals looking to develop and refine their skills. His personal approach and positive attitude make his programs fun and engaging…READ MORE



Jason Richard

Jason Richard has been paddling since 2013, and loves every opportunity to be on the water. He is proud to be entering another season as an instructor/coach with Cloud 9 Adventures. Jason loves all aspects of kayaking from leisurely paddles on a nice calm bay to playing around in more dynamic waters from kayak surfing to tide race play. He also loves the opportunity to “get away from it all” and explore through kayak camping and expeditions. …READ MORE


Lee Richardson

Lee Richardson is a sea kayaking instructor & guide for Cloud 9 Adventures and SKILS and a professional sports coach. His academic achievements include degrees in Environmental Science and Education. A love for outdoor activities and adventure sports led him to sea kayaking in 2009, and soon after he joined the Ocean River team, where he found a home to pursue his passion of teaching sea kayaking. He currently owns Richardson Sport Inc. in Victoria, is the founder of EcoQuest Adventures…READ MORE

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